Artist's Statement

After three decades in Maryland I moved back home to Louisiana in 2014. Since I was now dealing with a different landscape, I gave myself plenty of time to explore and experiment in my work. But now as I try to write an artist’s statement that says how I really feel about painting, I find that others have said it so much better than I can. So here are a few people who express in words something of what I feel:


“An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.” ~Jean Cocteau

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~E. E. Cummings

“My soul can find no staircase to heaven unless it be through earth’s loveliness.” ~Michelangelo

"Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished."  ~Mary Oliver



Peggy was born in Plaquemines Parish, LA, and received a B.A. from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. She pursued further art studies in Louisiana at Northwestern and at LSU; in Washington D.C. at the Corcoran College of Art & Design; and in Maryland at the College of Southern Maryland, at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

Her paintings have been featured in solo and group exhibitions at Artworks by Ted Bertrand in Sunset, LA; The Frame Shop Gallery 912 in Lafayette, LA; Carmen’s Gallery in Solomons, MD; Dick Kleinman Fine Art in Woodmere, Ohio; Main Street Gallery in Prince Frederick, MD; Dragonflies Gallery in Lexington Park, MD; Battle Creek Nature Education Society in Port Republic, MD; Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, MD; Boyden Gallery at St. Mary’s College of Maryland; Studio B Gallery, Boyertown, PA; and the New Arts Program in Kutztown, PA.